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    Question Marlin 39A Early vs Late Model When is the switch?

    Howdy all,

    Looking for a part or two, Need to figure out early/late. Rifle was made in 66, Which would it be?

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    Model 39A

    It appears yours would be early.

    Does it have a serial number that starts with a letter (I believe it does)? If so I believe this is the earlier version.

    Which part are you looking for?

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    The SN starts with AB, I need the rear sight elevator at the moment, Was bent to one side in shipping.

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    Try here:

    http://armscollectors.com/sn/marlinlookup.php

    I have a 1941-1942 case colored frame 39A. I am glad to have it.

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    You could contact this guy.....

    http://www.gun-parts.com/marlin/

    and he may be able to help.

    Too many changes to the guns over the years. The sight elevator may be the same for all.
    See below....
    http://www.chasjonesgunparts.com/cat...61/1226715.htm
    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=762468

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    I have a 39A with the serial number starting with an "H". Is it early or late model? I need the breech bolt assembly, the whole enchilada.. Thanks men

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    IIRC, the early/late switchover date is 1975

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    Quote Originally Posted by acemedic13 View Post
    I have a 39A with the serial number starting with an "H". Is it early or late model? I need the breech bolt assembly, the whole enchilada.. Thanks men
    H prefix made in 1951.

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    I also have a 39, 1941 24" bbl. with full mag. Great old rifles, really wish there were a faithful repro of the 1897 and 39 out there. I also have a 1/2 octagon, 2/3 mag 1897 takedown that my G-G-Grandfather gave to my Grandfather at Christmas 1907.

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    Switch from Ballard to microgroove was 1953

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    Two questions about the 39 A
    First, serial number starts with "P' What year?
    Second, screw that holds the lever in and pivots on. Is it supposed to have a bushing? This one seems to have a LOT of slop.

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